Monday, April 26, 2021

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Far West

Rehabilitation hospitals are part of the hospital network that serve the needs of over 60 million Americans having Medicare Part A insurance coverage.  Over 6,000 hospitals of all types, with over 932,500 beds in total, participated in the Medicare program as of calendar year 2019.  Rehabilitation hospitals accounted for approximately 5% of those hospitals and a bit more than 2% of those hospital beds.

In calendar year 2019, Medicare Part A enrollees in the six-state Far West region were, on a relative basis, underserved by rehabilitation hospitals.  Although home to over 15% of the nation's Part A enrollees, the region was home to only about 6% of the rehabilitation hospital beds participating in the Medicare program.  Here is a state-level summary look at Medicare rehabilitation hospital beds in the Far West region of the U.S.:

Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Far West
Medicare Rehabilitation Hospital Beds in the Far West

Area # Part A Enrollees # Hospitals # Beds
AK 99,901 0 0
CA 6,145,985 8 588
HI 273,559 1 100
NV 528,844 5 311
OR 862,861 0 0
WA 1,360,244 2 162
Region 9,271,394 16 1,161
National* 61,166,694 306 19,059
% of National 15.2% 5.2% 6.1%

* National totals include U.S. territories

Data Source:  CMS Program Statistics, Table: MDCR PROVIDERS 4. Medicare Providers:  Number of Medicare Certified Hospitals and Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Number of Beds, by State, Territories, Possessions and Other, Calendar Year 2019

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